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The Treble are 'Chasing Lights' in new tour documentary

If you’ve ever wanted to jump in a rickety rental van with a bunch of young Canadian musicians, Chasing Lights might be the closest you’ll get.

Winnipeg quintet premieres road documentary Oct. 30 at West End Cultural Centre

Winnipeg folk-rockers The Treble, filming a Manitoba Music "Loft Session". (The Treble)

If you’ve ever wanted to jump in a rickety rental van with a bunch of young Canadian musicians, Chasing Lights might be the closest you’ll get.

Filmed as Winnipeg quintet The Treble travelled across the country this summer, it’s a snapshot of a band on the rise. Lead Singer Mark Brusegard recently sat down with SCENE On Air host Bruce Laden to talk about the documentary film.

“It’s a way of getting to know us a little better,” said Brusegard. “There’s only so much we can really say on stage all the time - so it’s nice to be able to show everybody who we are.”

The Treble atop a Toronto building for their "24 Shows in 24 Hours" project. (The Treble)
The local rockers are no stranger to touring for months at a time, but this is the first time they’ve brought a video camera along. Bass player Patrick Hansen and filmmaker John Delaney filmed nearly non-stop, wanting to capture the essence of a band on the road.

“Our bass player - you can’t tell but there are a bunch of times where he’s got his head out the window,” laughed Brusegard. “Or his whole body with the camera.” 

In addition to on-stage performances and backstage antics, the film also documents the group as they performed what they call “24 Shows in 24 Hours” in Toronto. The concept is exactly what it sounds - a day-long marathon of performances at venues across the city.

“You’re looking at booking everything from burger joints to hair salons,” said Brusegard. “It turned out to be an absolute blast.”

After their busy summer, Brusegard says that the band is looking forward to settling back in to life in Winnipeg and writing some new music.

“We’ve been travelling almost straight since July,” said Brusegard. “We’re just really excited to write.”

The Treble will premiere Chasing Lights at the West End Cultural Centre Oct. 30 at 8:00 p.m. Catch their full interview with Bruce on SCENE On Air, Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:00 p.m. on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM/990 AM/97.9 FM in Brandon. 

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